This week's tutorial on Splitcoast is a fun and beautiful up-cycling project. Mary Prasad shows us how to use plastic packaging to create dimensional embellishments that she describes as 'faux glass'.
Her sample for the tutorial is a flower, but I thought a layered butterfly would be pretty - I used dies from Impression Obsession to cut the butterflies (Fancy Butterfly die set), and then colored the layers with Touch Twin Markers.
I used inks and acrylic paints to create the background for the butterfly - in the week before we moved I had limited supplies to work with that I could still pull out, so I added that challenge to the project. The sentiment is from smARTworks, now out of business.
Here's a side view so you can see the dimension on the wings. The technique is fun and easy, and the tutorial is beautiful - I hope you'll give it a try!